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8 Holiday Gifts That Teachers Will Remember

4. Accessories with some “Teacher” Flair6. Gifts from the heart

“I’m all about animals and my students know my second act after retirement plan is an animal sanctuary. One of my favorite gifts ever was the student who made a gift basket for my dogs. It included treats, toys, a dog calendar, and a gift card to PetCo. She knew the animals were the most important thing to me and acknowledged it with her gift. I loved both the gift and the thought that went into it.” – Ms. Siegel

1. One of the Classics: Chocolate!5. A Hint of Heritage3. Gift baskets for their pets8. Homemade snack packs

“The rock was a sweet gift as it came from the student’s heart. We had spent all week reading books about the true spirit of the holidays and how to show and share love from the heart.” – Mrs. Eaton

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received as a teacher? What’s the best gift you’ve ever given to a teacher? Feel free to share in the comments below.

“The most interesting gift I got was a personalized box of chocolate! The student brought it to school in a nice gift case from the chocolatier and the label said, “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Vance.” – Mrs. Vance

2. Gift cards to treat themselves

“A gift card for a 1-hour massage. It was the best gift and was much needed.” – Mrs. Collins

“I really loved the year that a kid brought me the Shakespearean Star Wars 😃 Such a perfect blend of things I love!” – Ms. Pustell

If you don’t have time for the creative ideas above, have no fear– many teachers told us they still love receiving the classics, like chocolate!

A rock that was given to Mrs. Eaton as a personal gift

7. Books they’ll love

Whatever your plans are for the coming weeks, Edmodo wishes all teachers a merry holiday season. We hope you feel appreciated during the holidays and every day at your school.

“My all time favorite is a giant pencil shaped scarf that a parent knitted for me. It was yellow, with a pink eraser and a black point!” – Mrs. Osborne

Number 3 will make you smile

“My favorite one from a long time ago was a little snack pack. It had crackers, chocolate, peppermints, and a little container of the best cheese balls you’ve ever had! It was so good, I didn’t even eat it all, but saved some to take home for my husband to try! He loved it, too, so I got the recipe from the mom after Christmas and have made it at holiday times and many others for 30 years now! It was homemade, and it was delicious!” – Mrs. Vance

“Once I got a Kahlua flavored cigar box from a Nicaraguan/Cuban student. Her father was a Cuban expat who had left Cuba after the 1950’s and set up a cigar factory business in Nicaragua. The cigars were spiced up with an amazing Kahlua blend. Perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee.” – Mr. Areas

Wondering what to get your teacher or your child’s teacher for the holidays? We asked some of our esteemed Edmodo teachers: What is your favorite holiday gift you’ve received from a student or parent? Here are their answers– so you can get your creative juices flowing:

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